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Last Updated on October 27 2020 6:39 am

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Announcement

Oct 27-28

Mass at St. Michael's Church in Sigel for Tues & Wed (10/27 & 10/28) have been cancelled due to furnace issues

 

Oct. 23

The burning of leaves and landscape waste is permitted at Lake Sara between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. No burning is allowed on Sunday. Fires must be completely extinguished, except during the hours allowed. Fires must never be allowed to smolder even during the permitted hours and must be supervised at all times. Blowing leaves into Lake Sara is strictly prohibited and could contaminate the water supply. If anyone is caught blowing leaves into the lake a citation will be issued.

 

Oct. 28-Nov. 4

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction along Van Buren Street (Illinois 130) adjacent to Decatur Street in Newton begins Oct. 28.The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction along Van Buren Street (Illinois 130) adjacent to Decatur Street in Newton begins Oct. 28.

The work involves upgrades to railroad components and is expected to be complete Nov. 4. No lane closures will be necessary, but motorists should use caution in the area.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 7 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict7 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

 

Through October Until November

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that resurfacing of U.S. 45 from Jaycee Avenue in Effingham to south of Illinois 37.

The work also involves improvements to the intersection of U.S. 45 and Illinois 37, and motorists can expect a smoother driving surface. Daily lane closures may be necessary during the project, which is expected to be complete in November.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

For IDOT District 7 updates, follow them on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict7 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

 

Church

 

Cancellations

The Effingham Elks Lodge 1016 regrets that they are canceling the 45th year of the Elks Children’s Care Auction in November. Due to the Covid 19 issues with too many local businesses struggling and they think it will be difficult to get the donated items they need.  They have always been extremely honored to hold this event each year and they plan to restart it again in 2021. Thanks for all who have donated each year and to those who participated in their annual auction. They are accepting cash donations, send to the Effingham Elks Lodge #1016, P.O. Box 624, Effingham IL 62401.  Also, if anyone knows of a child in need between the ages of birth and 21, please let them know.

 

Tuesday Night Bingo at the Effingham Event Center (K of C Hall) is canceled until further notice.